The Apostates’ Doom

12 These people are dangerous reefs[a] at your love feasts(A) as they eat with you without reverence. They are shepherds who only look after themselves. They are waterless clouds carried along by winds;(B) trees in late autumn—fruitless, twice dead and uprooted. 13 They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shameful deeds; wandering stars(C) for whom the blackness of darkness(D) is reserved forever.(E)

14 It was about these that Enoch,(F) in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied: “Look! The Lord comes with tens of thousands of his holy ones(G)

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Footnotes

  1. 12 Other mss read are like blemishes

12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts,(A) eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves.(B) They are clouds without rain,(C) blown along by the wind;(D) autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted(E)—twice dead. 13 They are wild waves of the sea,(F) foaming up their shame;(G) wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.(H)

14 Enoch,(I) the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming(J) with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones(K)

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